Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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USCHRSTN

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Do you consider the United States a Christian nation, or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 60.5% 60.5%
No 33.6% 94.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 47.4% 62.1% 67.2% 60.3%
No 47.9% 32.3% 25.5% 33.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 5.6% 7.3% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 62.1% 59.0% 60.5%
No 32.5% 34.5% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 6.4% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Yes 65.9% 61.9% 55.7% 46.2% 60.6%
No 30.3% 31.9% 37.2% 49.5% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 6.3% 7.1% 4.4% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 59.3% 67.0% 59.3% 56.0% 60.5%
No 34.9% 28.4% 34.7% 36.5% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 4.6% 6.0% 7.5% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Yes 63.8% 38.3% 42.9% 36.8% 45.6% 42.9% 60.6%
No 30.9% 59.6% 42.9% 43.0% 47.2% 46.4% 33.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 2.1% 14.3% 20.2% 7.1% 10.7% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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